January 2017 - Top Podcast Publishers

Podtrac's Top Podcast Publisher Ranking for January 2017 is now available

The full January Ranking of the Top 10 Podcast Publishers is now available for download at Podtrac.com

Highlights of the January Publisher Ranking :

  • Unique audience was flat for all publishers for January compared to December, however, all but two publishers had an increase in total U.S. and Global downloads - signifying an increase in the amount of listening (number of episodes) by individual audience members while the overall audience of podcast listeners remains static.
  • Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of top 10 publishers was up 4% for January over December while U.S. traffic was up by 3%.

Top 20 Podcasts: December 2016

Podtrac's ranking of the Top 20 Podcasts based on U.S. Unique Monthly Audience for December 2016  is now available at Podtrac.com.

Highlights of the December Top Podcasts Ranking

  • The top seven podcasts are the same as in November in exact same order.
  • The end of the election cycle resulted in one election-related show dropping from from #8 to #13 (NPR Politics) and one election-related show dropping off the Top 20 (FiveThirtyEight Elections).
  •  Two new shows make the Top 20 for the first time this month: How I Built This at #16 and Crimetown at #18.

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December 2016 - Top Podcast Publisher Ranking

Podtrac's Top Podcast Publisher Ranking for December 2016 is now available.

The full December Ranking of the Top 10 Podcast Publishers is now available for download at Podtrac.com

Highlights of the December Publisher Ranking :

  • Unique audience numbers were relatively flat for most publishers for December over November.
  • American Public Media has climbed back into the top 10 (#9) after an absence in November.
  • Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of top 10 publishers was down by 8% for December (186 million) over November (203 million).

TOP 20 PODCASTS: NOVEMBER 2016

Podtrac's ranking of the Top 20 Podcasts based on U.S. Unique Monthly Audience for the month of November 2016  is now available at Podtrac.com.

Highlights of the November Top Podcasts Ranking

  • The Top 20 podcasts for November are the same 20 shows as we saw make the list in October.
  • Election related shows continued to make the list but appeared somewhat lower on the November list versus October (NPR Politics moved from #7 to #8 and FiveThirtyEight Elections fell from #8 to #13).
  • Once again, This American Life and RadioLab command the number 1 and 2 spots respectively while we see shuffling of the relative ranking of the remaining top shows.

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NOVEMBER 2016 - TOP PODCAST PUBLISHERS

Podtrac's Top Podcast Publisher Ranking for November 2016 is now available.

The full November Podcast Industry Ranking of Top 10 Publishers is now available for download at Podtrac.com

Highlights of the November Publisher Ranking :

  • All Top 10 Publishers saw a dip in unique audience from October, however, most publishers are still above September levels.
  • Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads was down by 3 million for November (203 million) over October (206 million).

Top 20 Podcasts: October 2016

Podtrac's ranking of the Top 20 Podcasts based on U.S. Unique Monthly Audience for the month of October 2016  is now available at Podtrac.com.

Highlights of the October Top Podcasts Ranking

  • The October ranking shows the strong influence of the presidential election on podcast listening with the debut of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight Elections at #8 and the rise of NPR Politics Podcast from #13 in September to #7 in October.
  • FiveThirtyEight Elections is the only new show to break into the top 20 in October.
  • This American Life and WNYC's RadioLab keep the number 1 and 2 spots respectively while we see shuffling of the relative ranking of the remaining top shows.

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October 2016 - Top Podcast Publishers

Podtrac's Top Podcast Publisher Ranking for October 2016 is now available.

The full October Podcast Industry Ranking of Top 10 Publishers is now available for download at Podtrac.com. This month sees the largest month over month increase in both unique audience and unique global downloads since the ranking's inception in April.

Highlights of the October Publisher Ranking :

  • All Top 10 Publishers increased their unique monthly audience significantly in October with an average increase of 20%.
  • NPR had the greatest absolute increase (1.9 million) fueled by election interest and NPR Politics.
  • Radiotopia had the largest percentage increase (30%) with the largest gains coming from 99% Invisible.
  • The Top 10 Publishers generated 206 million total Global Unique Streams and Downloads in the month of October - a 10% increase over September.

Top 20 Podcasts: September 2016

Podtrac's ranking of the Top 20 Podcasts based on U.S. Unique Monthly Audience is now available at Podtrac.com.

Highlights of the September Top Podcasts Ranking

  • This American Life and WNYC's RadioLab maintain the #1 and #2 spots while NPR's TED Radio Hour moves up to #3.
  • ESPN's seasonal Fantasy Focus Football debuts at #14.
  • The list includes 3 independently produced shows: The Joe Rogan Experience (#9), StarTalk Radio (#16) and The Nerdist (#20).

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September 2016 - Top podcast Publisher Ranking

Podtrac's Top Podcast Publisher Ranking for September 2016 is now available.

The full September Podcast Industry Ranking of Top 10 Publishers is now available for download at Podtrac.com.

Highlights of the September Publisher Ranking :

  • American Public Media (APM) joins the ranking at #7 with a U.S. Unique Monthly Audience of 1.3 million.  While APM has measured with Podtrac for some time, recent efforts to co-ordinate the placement of the Podtrac re-direct in all shows resulted in their inclusion on the September ranking.
  • The top 6 shows remain the same and in the same order as August with NPR again in the #1 spot with 8.5 million U.S. unique listeners.
  • The Top 10 Publishers generated 187 million total Global Unique Streams and Downloads in the month of September - a 2% increase over August.